| Oct 2, 2014
On Aug. 10, 1991, a 44-year-old freelance journalist named Danny Casolaro was found dead in a West Virginia hotel room. His wrists were slashed. His death was officially a suicide.
For conspiracy theorists — or, depending on your political point...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:00 PM
In an age of vacuous celebrity, in which body parts can go viral and a good plastic surgeon can get you a bigger pay day than talent, it is heartening to report that Broadway's leading men still come in all shapes and sizes.
Here, a character actor...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:53 PM
From afar, the arched entrance to the grounds of the Pageant of the Masters appeared to be a handsome work of carved stone and stucco.
But in a brief ceremony this week, the archway was reduced to its basic elements — plywood and foam.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Comedians may be known for their frenetic personalities, but as Andrea Martin descends the Santa Monica hotel staircase, she slowly takes in the foggy ocean view through a wall of glass. "Mmm, just beautiful, right?" she says, settling into a plush...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Aside from being a hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional show, "The Art of Falling," Second City's not-to-be-missed new collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, is a very significant formative moment in this city's long history of...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power.
The proceedings in front of the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The dilemmas facing the life-battered protagonist of “Good People” are perhaps strategically manipulated, but that doesn’t make them any less relevant, humorous or dramatically engrossing.
In fact, David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Controversial psychology and show-biz moxie commingle in “The Behavior of Broadus,” with triumphant results.
As delightfully self-assured as it is comically self-referential, made up of equal parts whimsy, wacky, profane and profound, this...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Everybody knows the perils and pleasures of the grab bag. You might fall in love with the tacky little trinket from the dollar store, or be left cold by the well-made objet d'art.
Now in its fifth season, the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Being told a story can be delicious, and the three distinct, clear tales on the Joffrey's "Stories in Motion" program, through Sunday at the Auditorium, are little jewels, revealing the economy and precision possible even in the expansive form of ballet....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Dale Franzen, who has led the Broad Stage in Santa Monica since its 2008 opening and helped spur its creation at Santa Monica College, has stepped down as its director in what she’s calling “an unbelievably happy ending.”